Gender Parity Summit

May 02, 2018  
Conference
Manny Cantor Center
Wednesday
9:00AM - 3:30PM
How Parity Makes Organizations Stronger
Event Description

Event Rescheduled to May 2, 2018

2017 provided a wakeup call for gender roles and responsibilities in the work place across all industries. Where is your organization in this time of change - leading it or being left behind? This event will address the latest research and strategies on how to grow the next generation of leaders and change agents - women and men - on gender parity.

Speakers
Jacqueline Ebanks
Jacqueline Ebanks
Executive Director, NYC Commission on Gender Equity
Nily Rozic
Assembly Member Nily Rozic
Chair, Task Force on Women Issues
Lourdes Zapata
Lourdes Zapata
Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Kim Hardy
Kim Hardy
Deputy Commissioner, Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity, NYC Department of Small Business Services
Nancy Hernandez
Nancy R. Hernandez
Deputy Comptroller for Diversity Management, Office of the New York State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli
Dr. Maryanne Schretzman
Dr. Maryanne Schretzman
Executive, Director, NYC Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence
Holly Lynch
Holly Lynch
NY Citizen Advocate
Jamee Lubkemann
Jamee Lubkemann
Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Banking, Amalgamated Bank (moderator)
Debra Inwald
Debra Inwald
AIA, LEED AP, Founder and Principal, Works-in-Progress Associates
Ana Oliveira
Ana Oliveira
President & CEO, ‎ The New York Women's Foundation
Letitia James
Letitia James
Public Advocate
Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani
Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
Katy Kadree
Katy Kadree
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, NYC Department of Education
Judith Spitz
Judith Spitz
Founding Program Director,: Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) - ‎Cornell Tech
Orume Hays
Orumé Hays
Founder and Managing Director, Hays CPA, LLC
Rachel Kovar
Rachel Kovar
Founder & CEO, AccessMBS
Honorees
Jimmie Briggs
Jimmie Briggs
Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Man Up Campaign 
Beverly Neufeld
Beverly Cooper Neufeld
President, PowHer 
Joanne Smith
Joanne Smith
Founder & Executive Director, Girls for Gender Equity
Agenda
9:00am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:00am

A Revolution in Gender Parity

2017 was a breakthrough year for gender policies in the workplace.  On gender parity, change is vital – and inevitable. All organizations can take the lead in being at the forefront of change through understanding the advantages of creating a more inclusive talent pool, enhance engagement, value proactive reputation building and set innovative leadership goals which result in creating an improved work culture. We will discuss why government and industry leaders need to provide a call to action: to serve as change leaders and supporters of other change leaders. Learn how Gender Parity can be written into our procurement process and is currently being done so on several projects.

  • Tiloma Jayasinghe, Activist Fellow, Barnard Center for Research on Women (moderator)
  • Jacqueline Ebanks, Executive Director, NYC Commission on Gender Equity
  • Assembly Member Nily Rozic, Chair, Task Force on Women Issues
  • Rose Rodriguez, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
  • Debra Inwald, Principal, Works-in-Progress Associates
  • Ana Oliveira, President & CEO, ‎ The New York Women's Foundation
11:00am

How MWBE Can Help Your Business

Certification can significantly help your business gain access to government contracts. Businesses with certification see requests for proposals as the State agencies must make good faith efforts (sometimes 10-25%) participation by women and minorities. Agencies, the government and prime and subcontractors are being measured on it. In this session, learn how to amplify the benefits of your certification and learn how codes and profiles effect your business opportunities.

  • Sandra Wilkin, Founder and President, Bradford Construction Corporation (moderator)
  • Lourdes Zapata, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
  • Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer, New York City Comptroller's Office
  • Kim Hardy, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity, NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Rachel Kovar, CEO, AccessMBS
12:00pm

One on One: A Leadership Journey

 

A one-on-one conversation with a remarkable woman in New York’s government exploring both the personal journey to a height of leadership, and how that journey motivates colleagues and employees throughout her organization.

 

Featuring:

  • Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul and City & State Editor Jon Lentz
12:30pm

LUNCH

GENDER PARITY AWARDS

Winners:

Jimmie Briggs, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Man Up Campaign 

Beverly Cooper Neufeld, President, PowHer 

Joanne Smith, Founder & Executive Director, Girls for Gender Equity

 

1:30pm

Equity in Organizational Leadership

Today, it is broadly accepted that workplace diversity is good for business.  Organizations with both women and men leaders are set up to attain sustainable big wins for their organizations.  Compared to organizations without women executive leaders, those with gender-inclusive leadership teams tend to have higher levels of philanthropy and higher quality CSR initiatives. Investing in women and girls is good for the business and makes for a sustainable future for all.

  • Jamee Lubkemann, Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Banking, Amalgamated Bank (moderator)
  • Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate
  • Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
  • Nancy R. Hernandez, Deputy Comptroller for Diversity Management, Office of the New York State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli
  • Holly Lynch, NY Citizen Advocate
  • Orumé Hays, Founder and Managing Director, Hays CPA, LLC
2:30pm

Advancing Women’s Participation in Science and Technology

This panel will examine the participation of women in STEM education, science, technology and other occupations in New York over the past several decades. Experts will share tools and advice to attract more women to these fields.

  • Judith Spitz,  ‎Founding Program Director,: Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) - ‎Cornell Tech (moderator)
  • Katy Kadree, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, NYC Department of Education
  • Dr. Maryanne Schretzman, Executive, Director, NYC Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence
  • Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
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